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What

Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) Sceloporus occidentalis

Observer

shillingsean6

Date

May 10, 2012 04:03 PM PDT

Description

Lizard with a blue belly missing its tail.

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Sceloporus occidentalis

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Observer

reyes_pita_5

Date

May 22, 2012 01:24 PM PDT

Description

This bird is black with its side feather a little red,it flys fast and was singing

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Agelaius phoeniceus

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thistle (Genus Cirsium) Genus Cirsium

Observer

reyes_pita_5

Date

May 21, 2012 06:16 PM PDT

Description

This a wild plant I'm guessing. It was really prickly and there was two purple flowers on it ,we couldn't touch it because it would hurt our hands

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Genus Cirsium

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What

Grasses Family Poaceae

Observer

reyes_pita_5

Date

May 21, 2012 05:18 PM PDT

Description

I think this is some type of grass that we found in howarth park. It was by itself just grass alone

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Observer

reyes_pita_5

Date

May 21, 2012 06:17 PM PDT

Description

I found these leafs by lots of other plants like tress and flowers. The leaf is soft and rubbery. The stem was also soft.

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Vinca major

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What

Flower Genus Salvia

Observer

reyes_pita_5

Date

May 21, 2012 05:09 PM PDT

Description

These flowers were by a bushy area surrounded by grass. It is purple. The leaf and stem is really soft.

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Dicots Class Magnoliopsida

Observer

reyes_pita_5

Date

May 21, 2012 05:11 PM PDT

Description

Found these leaves by some tress and other plants. The leaf is pretty soft but the points as you can see in the picture are sharp .

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Geese Genus Anser

Observer

reyes_pita_5

Date

May 21, 2012 05:24 PM PDT

Description

Found this duck by a lake. The duck is white and the feet are pinkish. And true beck is also a really light pink.

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What

Genus Anas Genus Anas

Observer

reyes_pita_5

Date

May 21, 2012 05:24 PM PDT

Description

This duck is brown and by its side Wong it has a purple feather with gray and white feathers around it. It was surrounded my other ducks too.

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Genus Anas

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What

Tree Arbutus menziesii

Observer

reyes_pita_5

Date

May 21, 2012 05:26 PM PDT

Description

This tree was surrounded by other trees and bushes and a lake. The leaf is kind of rough.

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Arbutus menziesii

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Duck Anas platyrhynchos

Observer

reyes_pita_5

Date

May 21, 2012 05:35 PM PDT

Description

I found these ducks in a lake. The back of the body is brown it also has white spots. The chest is white. And the eyes are black.

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Anas platyrhynchos

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Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) Branta canadensis

Observer

reyes_pita_5

Date

May 21, 2012 05:23 PM PDT

Description

These duck was resting,interesting I would get close and it wouldn't move. It's whole face is black an a spot that's white in his neck.the whole body is brown and the bottom of its body is white

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Branta canadensis

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Genus Rubus Genus Rubus

Observer

reyes_pita_5

Date

May 21, 2012 05:28 PM PDT

Description

This wild black berry bush,we found it in the mountains were we went for a hike. It has flowers which blackberries are going to grow.it has white flowers and the leaves are sharp and can cut you.

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Genus Rubus

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Stink Bugs Family Pentatomidae

Observer

sheldonsophie1

Date

May 12, 2012

Description

Dark insect, maybe a beetle. Texture looks like tree bark. About an inch long. I think it can fly. Big body, small head with two antennae. Appears to have six legs.

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Family Pentatomidae

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Dragonflies Suborder Anisoptera

Observer

sheldonsophie1

Date

May 12, 2012

Description

Blue dragonfly found flying around a small pond. Green-blue head, long body, and translucent body with a blue tint to it. Wings almost as long as the body.

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Suborder Anisoptera

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centipedes Class Chilopoda

Observer

sheldonsophie1

Date

May 13, 2012

Description

Small insect with many legs including weird legs coming out of the back of its body. Kind of translucent body. Two antennae on the head and what appears to be reddish eyes. Can move very fast.

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Class Chilopoda

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What

Garden Snail Helix aspersa

Observer

sheldonsophie1

Date

May 16, 2012

Description

(It's shell was already broken, I did not break it) Found deep in overgrown plants. Mucus-y body with two antennae. Hard, spiral shell on top of body. Brown and light brown pattern on shell.

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Helix aspersa

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butterflies & moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

sheldonsophie1

Date

May 20, 2012

Description

Brown and tan moth with darker details towards the ends of the wings. Found in my garage in the middle of the day.

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Common Raccoon Procyon lotor

Observer

franco_gabe_3

Date

May 22, 2012 12:59 AM PDT

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Procyon lotor

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Gopher Snake Pituophis catenifer

Date

May 19, 2012

Description

this snake was about three feet long and lying off to the side of he road when i spotted it. it was very sunny out about mid day so it was probably trying to catch some sun. it stayed there for a while so i could take a picture and then slithered off the road into the grass

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Pituophis catenifer

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California Quail Callipepla californica

Date

May 4, 2012

Description

I was out in a garden in Vacaville, and I noticed some movement in the bushes near-by. When I looked over, I saw a male and female quail They didn't run away, which surprised me, when I saw them. they waited for me to make the first move, which allowed me to get pretty good pictures. But when I took one more step closer, they ran off into a thicker bush; the male ran in-front of the female. It was a warm day out when I saw them.

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Callipepla californica

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crane flies (Family Tipulidae) Family Tipulidae

Observer

franco_gabe_3

Date

May 21, 2012 09:34 PM PDT

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Family Tipulidae
Arachnids

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What

arachnids Class Arachnida

Observer

franco_gabe_3

Date

May 21, 2012 09:23 PM PDT

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Class Arachnida

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Southern Alligator Lizard Elgaria multicarinata

Observer

noonan_jared_5

Date

April 17, 2012 02:30 PM PDT

Description

We found this alligator lizard while on our nature walk. It was fairly large, about 6 inches long. It was shade of olive, green, white, and a reddish brown. These colors combined to form an intricate pattern on its back

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Elgaria multicarinata

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Jerusalem cricket Stenopelmatus fuscus

Observer

brittain_riley_5

Date

March 17, 2012

Description

This cricket was found in the weeds and rocks. The body was very thick and baout 1 inch in length. The legs were longer on this cricket. The color was a kind of glossy burnt brown color with some black on it.

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Stenopelmatus fuscus

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Honey Bee Apis mellifera

Observer

brittain_riley_5

Date

May 19, 2012

Description

This bee has a somewhat furry look to it.It was yellow and black, but not a super bright yellow. it was small and it flew around very quickly. the wings were not huge and thick either. I found this on a flower.

Photos / Sounds

Date

May 19, 2012

Place

santa rosa (Google, OSM)

Description

I was walking around on this trail by my house, and I saw this long tan like grass coming up. It had little "rattles" on the top, and it did in-fact sound like a rattlesnake when you shook the plant. It was in a pretty shady place, but there was sun still coming through. Many other plants were around this plant as well.

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Briza maxima

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What

Common Yarrow Achillea millefolium

Date

May 19, 2012

Place

Santa Rosa (Google, OSM)

Description

I was walking on this trail (that leads to Lake Ralphine) and I found these small white flowers. They were located in the shade, and the soil seemed kinda dry. There were many plants surrounding this plant. but there were many of this same plant spread out along the trail.

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Achillea millefolium

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Western black widow Latrodectus hesperus

Date

May 19, 2012

Place

santa rosa (Google, OSM)

Description

Under my house, there is this little ledge. I saw a messy looking web there, in one of the corners, and looked under. A black widow is what i found. It was night out, around 9:00pm. the spider did move when I shown a flash-light on it, but it did not go out of sight.

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Latrodectus hesperus

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Observer

avila_marissa6

Date

May 4, 2012 10:14 AM MDT
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